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BIOGRAPHY and GENEALOGY
MADISON and LIMESTONE COUNTIES, ALABAMA
The first Circuit Court Clerk was George Foote when the county seat was Melton’s Bluff, on the Tennessee River. George Foote was born Jun 1, 1784. He married 1st August 15, 1819, Ann I Brown, daughter of Robert Brown of Alabama in Limestone County, Alabama and 2nd Sarah L. Powell, daughter of Rev. David Thompson, of Madison County, Alabama on January 16, 1822. Mr. Foote moved to Limestone County, Alabama where he died Nov. 21, 1825.
George Foote’s children, all born in Alabama, were:
- William Hayward Foote (b. Dec. 15, 1813) married Sarah Vinerable
- George Foote, Jr. was born in Madison County, Alabama, July 2, 1815. He was educated in Alabama and became a Judge. He married near Athens, Alabama, Nov. 20, 1836, to Margaret Elizabeth Sneed; she died at the birth of her second daughter, May 20, 1841. After the death of his first wife, Judge Foote moved to Hernando, De Soto County, Miss. He married 2nd, Mar. 14, 1848 by the Rev. A. U. Young, in Hernando, Mississippi, to Lucy Ann Hall, only daughter of Dr. Joseph Grosvenor Hall and Anne Warren (Jenkins) Hall, a most gifted and beautiful girl, whose popularity was known throughout the South. Judge Foote was a man of integrity and justice, holding many offices of trust; was judge for many years and was holding office at the time of his death. He was a Mason of high standing and a prominent man in the community. He died July 17, 1859, at his home in Hernando Mississippi; the services were held by the Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member. He was buried in his lot in the Hernando Cemetery. Lucy Ann Hall was a great-granddaughter of the Rev. David Hall D.D., of Sutton, Mass., and his wife, Elizabeth Bulkekey (Prescott) Hall, a direct descendant of John Hall, of Yarmouth, Mass; Ebenezer Grosvenor, of Pomfret, Conn.; Maj. Jonathan Prescott, of Connecticut and Massachusetts, and the Hon. Peter Bulkley of Concord, Mass. His widow married Oct. 4, 1859 to Col. Thomas Simpson Tate, of Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi, a very wealthy and influential man for whom Tate County was named. He died July 17, 1858.
- Mary Morton Foote (b. 1817 Madison County, AL – 1858 Franklin County, Alabama) married George O. Ragland of Huntsville, Alabama. They had three children, Ursula, George Foote, and Jack.
- Lavinia Foote was born (1819) in Madison County, Alabama.
- Leven Powell Foote was born (Dec. 9, 1822 Madison County, AL – d Dec. 19, 1864, Limestone County, Alabama married Margaret Tanner
He may have had a son, John who married and died a few miles east of Moulton. Another son was once a candidate in Lawrence County for the Legislature. George Foote moved to Limestone County, Alabama near Mooresville where he died Nov. 21, 1825.
- e book Foote family, comprising the genealogy and history of Nathaniel Foote, of Wethersfield, Conn., and his descendants; also a partial record of descendants of Pasco Foote of Salem, Mass.